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According to German newspaper Bild, Liverpool have agreed a deal with Bayern Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can.
The player has been linked with a move to Merseyside in recent weeks and his profile matches the calibre of player that Brendan Rodgers wants at Anfield.
The German midfielder has impressed for Leverkusen this season, having signed from Bayern Munich last summer. Can is a versatile player who can play left-back and attacking midfield but he specialises in the defensive midfield role that Liverpool are looking to strengthen.
The positive and early move by Liverpool in the transfer market would prove that the Reds are not going to rest on their laurels after such an impressive season. Indeed, Rodgers and his team are showing that they are ambitious to take the club to the next level after finishing the season so close to becoming champions.
Rodgers realises that he has an impressive team and by adding a few players like Can he bring Liverpool success that the supporters thrive on.